CEMA re-engages with rural farmers 

The Commodities Exports Marketing Authorities (CEMA) is stepping up its operation to re-engage in trading activities with local farmers in and around the country.  This is following the launch of the CEMA Revitalisation and Recapitalisation Strategy 2021 – 2027 in Honiara yesterday, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. Chairperson of the…

PM congratulates new MP

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the youngest Member of Parliament (MP) for South Choiseul Sammy Qalo.  Qalo won the South Choiseul by-election recently in Choiseul Province. He is the son of the former MP Robertson Qalo. Mr. Sogavare congratulates Qalo when he addresses the nation on Covid-19 update speech over the national broadcaster,…

Dengue threat 

WESTERN Provincial capital Gizo is facing a threat from a rising number of dengue fever cases being reported at the Gizo Hospital last week. Director of Western Provincial Health and Medical Services, Dr. Dickson Boara revealed this on Friday during the launch of a partnership deal with Plastic Wise Gizo and Positive Change for Marine…

SI still COVID free

SOLOMON Islands has been COVID-19 free now for more than a month.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced in his nationwide address on Monday afternoon. The Prime Minister said health authorities have completed the follow up on 18 of the 20 former infected individuals.  “These 18 people have now been released.  The final two people are still being…

ESP check to roll

PERMANANET Secretary (PS) for Finance and Treasury McKinnie Dentana says the monitoring of the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) will begin this June. In a radio talk-back show yesterday, Dentana said those who have received support have to prepare as they will be visited by the monitoring team at their home as stated in their project…

Lands Board welcomes COL decision

The Land Board last Tuesday gave its full support to the Commissioner of Lands (COL) for taking action to forfeit Fixed Term Estates (FTE) previously owned by Pari Development Company.  Land Board Chairman Alfred Soaki in a statement said that the Board had been informed about the long and complex history of land allocation to the…

Solright takes the lead

SOLRIGHT FC has taken over the lead in the 2021 Solrais Women’s Premier League (SWPL) table with 19 points after securing their sixth win on Saturday.  The new look Solright side edged former leaders Koloale FC in a nail biting 3-0 encounter at the Lawson Tama to take the lead by a point. It was…

Wale dismayed 

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale, has expressed his dismay on what he sees is a case of clear politicization of the medical condition and health woes of the Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani.  In an issued statement on Sunday Wale said; “I am utterly dismayed at the reports currently swirling around in the public…

TAIWAN TRIP ‘UNAUTHORISED’

THE Government has dubbed the trip taken by Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani to Taiwan for medical attention as ‘unauthorised’ and undermines the ‘One China’ policy. This came after Suidani was reported to have arrived in Taiwan for medical check-up. In a statement issued by the Government Communication Unit on Sunday said, the Government of Solomon Islands considers…